Report only shows one person
Posted 03 January 2014 - 05:45 PM
Posted 03 January 2014 - 06:59 PM
What are some of the reports you tried to create? What choices did you make on the report screens.
We need some specifics.
Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:33 PM
This is what I tried.
selected Pedigree report, and selected the following
1st person in my family tree (oldest member)
chart no. of 1st chart 1
start person is same as 1 on chart 1
checked - print cascading chart
starting no. of cont. charts 10
no. of generations to print 10 (more than needed)
unchecked - color coding
checked - include private facts
checked - print preparer
other settings were default
Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:41 PM
There would probably be a pedigree for the youngest person in the database.
A pedigree is a listing of the ancestors.
There may well be descendants of the oldest person though.
Posted 03 January 2014 - 08:00 PM
But, it only gives me a chart for particular surname and not all the members of the family with different surnames.
Do I need to select a different chart to show all the family members? I only have 18 members in my database to start with. Or, do I need to generate a narrative style report to do that?
Posted 03 January 2014 - 09:20 PM
That is about what the prdigree report should look like.
If you don't have both sides of the family shown, then they probably arent linked correctly.
Posted 04 January 2014 - 01:07 AM
It would probably be helpful for you to watch Webinar 2, Publishing a family history and Webinar 12, Lists and Reports. This gives quick overviews of reports in RootsMagic. There is a seperate webinar on Custom reports. And, there are webinars on the newer reports that have been added since Webinar 2 & 12 were made.
Go to RootsMagic's main website and select Webinars from the Learn menu.
Posted 04 January 2014 - 10:28 AM
I have started with three families, Walsh-McAllister-O'Hara, to see how the charts and reports connect the
families and all the descendants. So far, I haven't had much luck with the charts. They seem to want to show just one branch at a time even though I show the marriage connections. Probably not know what I'm doing. The reports seem to do a better job, but here again I'm still at the learning stage.
What I was hoping for with the charts is something like MyHeritage.com does, if I remember right. Their chart or family-tree maker links everyone and all the descendants. But, you have to subscribe to this service so it is expensive, at least according to a family member that uses it
Posted 04 January 2014 - 02:37 PM
Each family view should show both parents and a listing of children below them.
Each pedigree view should show one person, his or her parents and their parents etc.
Each descendant view should show the eldest ancestor as #1 and all his children listed as #2 and their children as #3 etc.